Whawha Seek To Reinforce Defence

Sport Zimbabwe

Tadious Manyepo

WHAWHA coach Luke Jukulile has started scanning the market for experienced defenders and a goalkeeper.

The former Warriors striker is a troubled lot after seeing his top-flight newcomers concede 19 goals in just five matches in the Chibuku Super Cup.

“Our defence has been our Achilles heel since the Chibuku Super Cup started. We are already looking for some reinforcements for that department. We are also looking for a good goalkeeper,” said Jukulile.

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services team has been leaky at the back, letting in an average of 3.9 goals per game in the tournament.

They sit at the foot of Group 4 standings with just a single point from five outings and they are a massive 12 points off leaders Ngezi Platinum, who together with FC Platinum, have already secured their passage to the quarter finals.

Whawha lost 1-5 against Ngezi over the weekend having suffered a 0-3 defeat in the reverse tie.

They were hammered 0-6 by FC Platinum in the first leg before the latter completed a whitewash over the Gweru side with a 4-0 scoreline last week.

Equally-struggling Triangle, who on three points remain the only team who Whawha can eclipse in this group, played a 1-1 draw with the prison wardens in their opening encounter.

Their return tie will determine the third-place position.

“We are looking to sign an experienced goalkeeper plus three or four defenders to try and strengthen those departments.

“We have been losing games due to inexperience at the back. I am not saying the guys playing in those areas are bad but we need some bit of experience,” he said.